Terracotta amphora (jar)

Attributed to the Bateman Group

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Obverse, Athena and Herakles in a chariot
Reverse, Dionysos and Ariadne with satyrs and Hermes

There appears to be a chiastic relationship between the subjects on this vase. The goddess Athena is escorting Herakles to Mount Olympos on one side. On the other, Ariadne, who was rescued by Dionysos after having been abandoned on the island of Naxos by Theseus, is being led off by her new suitor, his entourage, and Hermes.

Terracotta amphora (jar), Attributed to the Bateman Group, Terracotta, Greek, Attic

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